Free webinar: Restarting cardiology services in Scotland in the COVID-19 era

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Restarting cardiology services in Scotland in the COVID-19 era

Wednesday 16th September 2020 18.00–19.30pm BST (GMT+1).

Free BJC learning webinar: 'Restarting cardiology services in Scotland in the COVID-19 era'

This free, practical interactive webinar for healthcare professionals has now taken place and will be available as a podcast shortly. While the focus is on Scotland, the messages are relevant to a much wider audience.

Learning objectives

  • A review of the challenges of restarting cardiology services in the COVID-19 era
  • Dealing with the backlog of coronary artery disease treatment
  • The practicalities in restarting cardiac rhythm management
  • Assessing new models of remote and self care in heart failure

Is it for me?

This webinar is aimed at all grades of health care professionals treating cardiovascular patients, particularly those in cardiology, diagnostic imaging, intervention, care of the elderly, general medicine, general practitioners, clinical pharmacists and allied disciplines in both Scottish and other healthcare systems.

 

Programme

Introduction by webinar chair Professor Adrian Brady
Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow; Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dealing with the COVID-19 backlog and restarting services: will we ever catch up?
Professor Chim Lang

Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Professor of Cardiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
The COVID-19 pandemic: the hidden harm of delay in treating coronary artery disease
Professor Hany Eteiba

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow; Honorary Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow University
Cardiac rhythm management: dealing with drugs, devices and delays
Dr Caroline Scally

Consultant Cardiologist, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and St John’s Hospital, Livingston
Chest pain pathways at the SHARP end
Mr Dennis Sandeman

Cardiology Nurse Consultant, NHS Fife; Past-Chair, Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention Group (SHARP)
Assessing new models of remote and self care in heart failure in the COVID era
Ms Jill Nicholls

Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Open discussion – your questions answered by the panel
Adjudicated by Professor Adrian Brady
Summary and webinar close

 

Speaker biographies

Professor Adrian JB BradyProfessor Adrian Brady
Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow; Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Adrian Brady is Consultant Cardiologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Honorary Professor of Cardiology at the University of Glasgow, and Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, USA. His major specialities are the clinical aspects and epidemiology of hypertension, coronary heart disease and pulmonary embolism (PE). He is the immediate Past President of the British and Irish Hypertension Society. He was a principal author of the 2007 Scottish National Guideline for Coronary Heart Disease, the 2008 European Society of Cardiology Guideline on PE, and the 2010 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline for Venous Thromboembolism, and is chair of the forthcoming 2020 SIGN Guideline for DVT/PE.

 

Professor Hany EteibaProfessor Hany Eteiba
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow; Honorary Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow University

Hany Eteiba is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Regional and National Medicine Division-Director and Associate Medical Director at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow. He is currently President of the Scottish Cardiac Society; Honorary Professor at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow and VicePresident (Medical) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

 

Professor Chim LangProfessor Chim Lang
Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Professor of Cardiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee

Chim Lang is a consultant cardiologist, Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at University of Dundee. He is Chair of the Heart Failure Working Group of NHS Tayside and a member of the Heart Failure Hub of Scotland.

 

Ms Jill NichollsMs Jill Nicholls
Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Jill Nicholls has worked for over 16 years setting up and developing heart failure nursing support to the population of NHS Tayside. She served for four years as Chair of the Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum. A major passion is service development and equitable care resulting in her being seconded to the Scottish Heart Failure Hub as Coordinator. The Hub focuses on improving services across Scotland within areas such as psychology access, palliative care, audit and device implantation. She was recently redeployed during the coronavirus outbreak to coordinate the Tayside COVID assessment unit and in hospital care. She is now focusing on the challenges of re-establishing heart failure care.

 

Mr Dennis SandemanMr Dennis Sandeman
Cardiology Nurse Consultant, NHS Fife; Past-Chair, Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention Group (SHARP)

Dennis Sandeman has a particular interest and clinical role in the management of stable and unstable coronary artery disease. He trained in Dundee in 1985, and has worked in Sydney, Australia, and also spent seven years working in cardiology departments in both St Thomas’ Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London. While at St Thomas’, he was instrumental in setting up one of the first Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics in the UK. He completed MSc Cardiology at University of Brighton before returning to Scotland in 2004. As well as working clinically as a Cardiology Nurse Consultant, he is currently an NHS Fife Research Fellow with an interest in improving clinical pathways for patients admitted with suspected acute coronary syndromes, particularly identifying those patients who may be suitable for early discharge.

He was the first non-medical representative on the Scottish Cardiac Society Council and is a past Chairman of the Scottish Heart and Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) charity. This is a charity run by clinicians working in the area of arterial disease management whose aim is to provide education for the multidisciplinary teams working in this challenging area.

 

Dr Caroline ScallyDr Caroline Scally
Consultant Cardiologist, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and St John’s Hospital, Livingston

Caroline Scally completed her preclinical medical training at the University of St Andrews in 2004, going on to Glasgow University for her undergraduate clinical training, graduating in 2007. She completed her foundation and core training in NHS Tayside before taking a cardiology registrar post in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness and the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. She took a period out of training to undertake a PhD looking at the long-term outcomes following Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She completed her training in 2019 and undertook an advanced heart failure and device fellowship at the Golden Jublilee National Hospital, Glasgow, prior to taking up a consultant post in NHS Lothian earlier this year.

 

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